The Elusive Ingénue

  title={The Elusive Ing{\'e}nue},
  author={Ashwini Tambe},
  journal={Gender & Society},
  pages={160 - 179}
European prostitutes occupied an important intermediary status in colonial Bombay’s racially stratified sexual order. In this article, the author offers a transnational feminist analysis of how the colonial state managed its racial and spatial location. The colonial state individuated, fostered, and monitored European prostitutes much more closely than others involved in the sex trade, and “coercive protection” by the police and brothel mistresses kept European brothel workers within their… Expand
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